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RR20 - The contribution of individual factors to driving behaviour: implications for managing work-related road safety.

Details the findings of a literature review aimed at identifying the individual differences that are associated with driving behaviour and road traffic accidents. Covers: age; gender; ethnicity; education, personality; risk perception; social deviance; previous accident involvement; experience; stress; life events; fatigue and physiology. It is thought that a greater understanding of these issues will aid in the development of a more appropriate and effective road safety policies and procedures and in doing so reduce the number of work-related road traffic accidents. Consequently the findings are discussed in relation to policy development and safety culture, recruitment, training, pre and post employment medical screening and management of stress.

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Updated 2010-03-19